Scaled Management Systems

ISO9001 2015 Update – Part 2

In our last newsletter and update we described the common and broad elements which will progressively appear in the ISO standards.

This newsletter provides additional information on the planned ISO9001:2015 changes.

Key themes:-

  • Integration of 10 common elements across all ISO standards and thereby facilitating integration of business operations
  • Identical numbering for all clauses across the ISO standards
  • Increased focus on risk and risk management

New ISO9001:2015 structure:-

The following structure is proposed for the ISO9001:2015 update and could be used to progressively align a company’s existing management system.

For simplicity the first 3 major clauses, ‘Scope’, ‘Normative References’, ‘Terms & Definitions’ have been excluded from the details below.

Clause 4:

Context of the organisation

4.1 – Understanding the organisation
4.2 – Understanding the needs & expectations of interested parties (clients mainly)
4.3 – Determining the scope of the management system
4.4 – Management system